UK solar energy potential under study
Academics and industry partners are embarking on a research project into the potential costs and benefits of solar energy in the UK, reports The Engineer.
Prof Ralph Gottschalg, Dr Paul Rowley and Dr Tom Betts at Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), alongside academics from Imperial College London, will collaborate with aerial mapping company Bluesky on the £1m ‘PV2025’ project.
The project aims to answer a number of questions relating to the production of energy through solar panel electricity systems and how geography, legislation and social factors might impact on the costs and benefits to the country.
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